tv 11 News Sunrise NBC July 23, 2010 5:30am-6:00am EDT
thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on the weather and traffic on this friday morning. >> no surprises here at all. we're discussing breaking another record. everyone is going, what is new? we have already done that. we're starting out warm. we have got up one degree in just 15 minutes. it is now 74 at the airport. the humidity is up. less comfortable with higher temperatures. the barometer is holding steady. the winds are calm. hazy, hot, and humid right into the weekend. >> welcome to baltimore. >> no surprises in traffic. very light for this friday morning commute. down towards washington, 295
there is an accident on the greenbelt road off route. it is not causing any delays or anything like that in that area. just something to be aware of. we will keep an eye on that for you. we are looking very nice. all in the green on the major roadways. 60 on the j.f.x. 67 on the harrisburg expressway towards the beltway and the city. six minutes on 95 north between 100 and the beltway. seven minutes on the harbor tunnel and 95 on the north side. the west side is moving just fine. 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza looking very smooth. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> baltimore city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake announces a plan for increasing
safety in the city. >> jennifer franciotti is live at city police headquarters with more on the plan. >> the mayor said safety is a priority. the plan is to hire 100 police officers by the end of this year. that is good news for residents. >> this woman has lived in howard park for more than two decades, but lately she has noticed a change for the worst. >> selling drugs. it is not the kind of thing happened years ago. >> she listened as mayor stephanie rawlings-blake discussed hiring more than 100 officers by the end of this year. >> the new plant will keep pace with the normal attrition rate. >> the plan is to help solve
the officer shortage problem. right now is 106 officers short of full stuff. >> the mayor helped usher this plan throw and got this done quickly to offset the gap. >> the mayor was able to restore money that was reduced in the last budget. in order to help expedient this hiring process, the mayor plans to hire new employees. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. we have an update about a story we broke yesterday morning. there was a man killed outside of a hotel yesterday in pikesville. police say two men were arrested at the scene. there were investigating a
suspected counterfeiting operation. three men on that going in separate directions. officers found a printing machine and numerous counterfeit bills inside the hotel room. >> the council considered a living wage that would require retail stores pay workers more money. those with making -- a living wage will help keep them from failing in this rough economy. the business community thinks it would increase the cost of doing business. for now, it is say no go because the business industry won this match. >democrats extended unemployment benefits. >> it looks like a
comprehensive energy bill will not happen this year. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> the americans who lost unemployment checks will get them back through november. the vote came with scathing words for republicans who opposed it. >> our republican colleagues in the senate are frozen in the case of their own indifference. >> how can you insist this is paid for while pushing for tax cuts for the wealthy? >> inconsistent is the latest word i can think of. >> the president signed it right away. >> the partisan games are over because of the could help of two republicans. >> politics remain in place on energy. a new bill involves taxing big polluters. >> we do not have a single republican to work with. >> not every democrat supported
did either. if threatened jobs. >> we might have gone over the hump in another economic climate. >> democrats will move forward with a smaller bill, holding the peak accountable for the oil spill. >there is some indication republicans may support that. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a sports debate is brewing about whether cheerleading is a sport. one team will be replaced by a competitive cheerleading squad. equal funding is required for men's and women's sports. a judge ruled that cheerleading is not a sport. the university has 60 days to come up with a plan to comply
with gender roles. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. it is pretty straightforward. do you think cheerleading is a sport? e-mail your response to email@example.com. again, that is firstname.lastname@example.org. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. maryland officials discussed the west nile virus. >> the fbi discusses whether avandia will stay on the market depressed looking very nice for your friday morning commute. one problem spot towards the capital belt
it is friday morning and it is hardly warm outside. we have a scattering of clouds. the air is still. the temperatures go up today. we will be getting near the records. some current readings -- pasadena, 76. white marsh, 75. 76 in rock hall. 74 in cockeysville. simmons pikesville. we're starting out warm. -- same as sykesville. tomorrow, warmer than today and more humid, too. summertime. what can i say? i am trying to find a way to express my displeasure. we will look at the forecast. it is warm and humid. that is coming up. >> get out the bug spray.
mosquitos have tested positive in anne arundel county for west nile virus. officials say it is the first find in a year. west nile is transmitted from mosquitos. it can cause serious illness in humans. this area was sprayed on tuesday and will spray again next week. we have a checklist on wbaltv.com. click on medical alert. >> patients will no longer be allowed to enroll in a clinical trial involving avandia. the drug appears to increase the risk of heart attack. officials have put a partial hold on a safety study of the drug. no new patients can be recruited. those in the study can continue. if avandia stays on the market,
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. in carroll county, we have a downed tree in westminster. something to watch out for. we are checking on that for you. otherwise looking very nice around the area. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and on 95 down to 32. 16 minutes and no delays there
at all. a live look at wilkins avenue shows very light traffic on the inner loop at the outer loop. north and southbound moving very nice. you should not encounter any delays so far this morning. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now for a final check on the buses and trains. >> happy friday. we are looking very good on the mta systems this boring. marc trains are on time at penn, camden, and brunswick lines. the 33 bus diverting. there is a diversion at pulaski and pratt. light rail is on time. now back to john collins. >> good morning. it is a nice morning this morning. we just have a few scattered clouds. we're starting out warm, 70's. we have a few showers reaching into the midwest.
powerful storms. we could see something isolated to our north or west. it does not look like a good chance for that. the chance for heat is high. 16 days of 90 or hotter. 32 is the total so far for that, on that. five days so far of 100. last year, no 90-degree days in july. totally different situation from last year. 72 in college park. isbury.alzbur a couple of scattered clouds. their blood off storms and parts of pennsylvania and -- they are blowing off storms in parts of pennsylvania and new york state.
high-pressure coming in off the atlantic ocean. a bermuda high. that is producing the heat waves. it will be hot in the central part of the u.s. the hottest weather will be tomorrow as everything shifts for this to the east. this front in the midwest will drift into this area. it will provide eight relief from all of this heat. down in the tropics, the bahamas, but we have a tropical storm bonnie. the wind is gusting around 40 or 50 miles per hour. this is not the center of the storm. it is not all well formed. the storm is expected to get into the gulf of mexico by sometime sunday or so and still be a tropical storm at that time. there could be some problems in the gulf with the oil situation, they have to change
their plans. locally, and humid, may be an isolated storm today. 96 to 100. less comfortable today than it was yesterday. southwest wind about 10 miles per hour. you see the scattered nature of storms in pennsylvania. tomorrow we see kind of the same situation as far as scattered or isolated to the. on sunday, the front is lined up and coming through. that will increase our rate chances. it lowers the temperature a little bit. an isolated storm today or tomorrow, outside chance. 100 tomorrow. we will probably break a record tomorrow. maybe a scattered storm on monday. temperatures in the 80's for the rest of the week. >> baltimore city is getting
some well deserved recognition n immunizing school of not-age children. the city's efforts to help children overcome barriers for timely immunizations. it was back in 1996 when baltimore increase the number of school age children being immunized. define a clinic, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> some very impressive numbers. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. there is much more ahead. >> including a look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. cheerleading -- is a sport? >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> good morning, everybody. the ravens training camp begins on monday. the big question in falls we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website.. outspoken for the first time in his career. pete gilbert caught up with him and said his frustration is at all-time high. >> high noon in the blazing sun.
not what you might expect an nfl superstar one week from training camp. ed reed runs this like a drill sergeant. he referees scrimmages and signing everything in sight. he offers a total access. it is a lack of access from the ravens that leaves him fuming. >> i asked for film and i could not get film sent to me. i asked for them to send me today. i could not get the tape. i had to give a excuse. this is an organization you want me to play for. >> what do you think they did that? >> you have to ask them that. i have a text message to prove it. do not treat like that. blood, sweat, and tears for this organization.
those are the things you will not know if we did not say anything. i am putting my life on the line. i have to give you an excuse to study tape? my excuse is, i am studying tape. that is not a good enough excuse? i am wrong for asking for a new contract? come on, man. and my shooting for the jets game? i have to go back and rehab. >> do you regret playing last year when you're not 100%? >> i have no regrets at all. i fight for my teammates. we are a team spirit we are not a bunch of individuals. we are 18. i am not -- i do not need the money. money did not put me here. then why still play?
>> i love to play. i would play for the orioles. >> we did talk with the ravens and they did not his claim that they refused him some video tape. i believe ozzie newsome will work all of this out. the big question is ed's health. kevin millwood off the disabled list and on the mound last night in a wild game. it was 3-0 minnesota. delmon young with a shot to left. it clears the bases. in the fourth, check this out. michael cuddyer -- this is a rocket. 4-0. then in the seventh, fireworks. an attempt to steal second base. cesar izturis throws back to tie
wigginton. two he is tagged out two feet and ty wigginton goes ballistic. he is ejected. juan samuel froze the hat, kicking the hat. 5-0, twins win. earl would be proud. back to ed reed. this is out of character for him. he rarely uses the media for any kind of personal agenda. >> what position with the plight if he played for the orioles? >> third base. he might need some work in the cage. >> i hope they work it out. let's get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> do you think cheerleading is a sport?
that is from a proud cheerleader mom. keep e-mailing those responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website. >> here is a look ahead. >> the roads are looking like lakes in wisconsin as powerful storms rolled through. >> paul the octopus is back in the spotlight. we will tell you why. >> not on somebody's plate. this is the weekend for the annual fire expo. a preview at 6:45. >> there is some rain north of us. we expect plenty of heat and humidity over the next several
cutting $5 billion in waste and government spending, while also making opportunities for middle class families a priority. freezing college tuition four years in a row, record investments in our schools, and tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward.